Prioritising Climate Governance in the Boardroom

12:35 – 13:25

While much of today’s focus on ESG is around the big environmental and social stories, investors and regulators consistently and intrinsically regard the “G” as the foundation of ESG. In the face of evolving climate challenges in particular, ensuring effective climate governance is critical for corporates to drive a smooth climate and net-zero transition. But what does it mean to have sound climate governance?


  • Why is climate governance a responsibility of the boardroom? Why is it important to have effective climate governance in place?
  • How are the boards of leading businesses prioritising climate considerations and strategically integrating them into boardroom agenda and governance structures?
  • What are some tools that boardrooms are using to steer climate risks and opportunities for the long-term resilience of their organisations?
  • Should executive compensation be linked to specific targets related to climate change? How to assess the suitability and measure the effectiveness of climate-based performance incentives?

Post-Event Actions

  • Gain insights on how climate risks and opportunities are being prioritised, reframed and addressed at the board level
  • Rethink the governance mechanisms your company is implementing or planning to implement to mitigate climate change and other major sustainability risks


Anthony Cheung

Climate Governance Initiative HK

Steering Committee Member

Anthony is the Head of ESG at Polymer Capital and serves on the Climate Governance Initiative HK Steering Committee, responsible for driving sustainable investment and climate transition via corporate engagement. He also serves as a Supervisory Board Member of World Benchmarking Alliance and Deputy Chairman of the HKIoD Training Committee.

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